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HORN – David R., Ph.D.

August 9, 1935 – January 10, 2010

Dr. David Horn passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2010, after a long illness.

He is survived by his beloved wife Maureen and her children, Kathleen, Steven (Chris) and Sandy (Don); and four grandchildren, Michelle, Robert, Curtis, and Cory. He is also survived by a brother Dr. Andrew Horn of Fergus, ON.

David was born in Glasgow, Scotland, spent much of his early childhood in Burma and came to Canada in 1949. David received his Bachelor of Arts Cum Primus Gradus at Queen’s University and his Ph.D. in Marine Geology from the University of Texas at Austin. His career began with the US Navy Marine Geophysical Surveys, Naval Undersea Sound Laboratory. He spent time in the high Arctic, and enjoyed working with the Eskimos and dog teams. Later in his career he delineated the zone of high grade copper, nickel and cobalt in the Pacific. He also worked in the oil industry for many years in Calgary and overseas. David was very fond of animals and especially enjoyed watching birds at the feeders in his garden.

Funeral Services will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church (290 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.) on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108,

In living memory of David Horn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Joyce Saunders :

    Dear Maureen & Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find comfort in knowing that David is finally at peace and in a better place. I’ll be praying for you.

    Joyce Saunders

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  2. Barbara & Roy Grutter :

    We would like to express sympathy in the loss of your loved one and to let you know our thoughts are with you.

    Sincerely, Barb&Roy Grutter

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  3. Sandy Parsons :


    We will be thinking of your family at this time of your sadness.


    Sandy & Mike Parsons

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